Hailing from Bristol, Andrew Hayes and Dan Johnson are a fascinating collision of pounding, tribal drums and screaming saxophone. The duo was formed through a shared passion for improvisation, spiritual jazz and heavy, experimental music and have been writing their own narrative in the new era of crossover jazz, all whilst touring the UK extensively. Having released an EP, live cassette and limited edition 7”, they are now set to release their debut album, The Delicate Balance Of Terror. Their set-up is seemingly straightforward, comprising drum kit and saxophone (put through a collection of carefully selected effects before being passed through guitar and bass guitar amps simultaneously. The result is two musicians, constantly finding new ways to push the boundaries.
Check out their new video for the track, Death is Elsewhere, a track which has this air of woozy mystery about it.
Catch the band on their Uk tour in April
21st April – Lublin Jazz Fest, Poland
28th April – The Cube, Bristol
05th May – Sunbird Records, Darwen
06th May – The Kings Arms, Salford (Sounds From The Other City)
09th May – Seabright Arms, London
11th May – Kazimier Garden, Liverpool
13th May – The Hug & Pint, Glasgow
17th May – The Yorkshire House, Lancaster
20th May – The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh
23rd May – Wharf Chambers, Leeds
25th May – The Basement, York
27th May – The Royal Oak, Bath